sully |ˈsəlē| verb ( -lies, -lied) [ trans. ] poetic/literary or ironic damage the purity or integrity of; defile : they were outraged that anyone should sully their good name.
Consider the Hands That Write This Letter after Marina Wilson Consider the hands that write this letter. Left palm pressed flat against the paper, as we have done before, over my heart, in peace or reverence to the sea, some beautiful thing I saw once, felt once: snow falling like rice flung from the giants’ wedding, or strangest of strange birds. & consider, then, ...